BMW Wants a Second Look at SUV Child Seat Attachments
When you are traveling with precious cargo, it is important to make sure that everything is well secured.
BMW is recalling nearly 33,000 sport utility vehicles because of a defect that may make it more difficult to strap in child seats.
“This safety recall involves the rear seat row lower anchor bars for use in attaching child restraint systems with ISOFIX-type rigid-style connectors,” the company said in a defect notice filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. “The lower anchor bar(s) could become damaged during vehicle operation due to excessive stress caused by the category of child restraint system, its weight, the frequency and intensity of use, as well as, the operational profile of the vehicle and also road conditions.”
The recall covers certain X6 and X6M models produced from 2014 to 2019.
The company said it is not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the problem. Still, BMW wants owners of covered cars to have their vehicles inspected.
“If the lower anchor bar(s) became damaged, this could increase the risk of injury to a child in a child restraint system with ISOFIX-type rigid-style connectors during a crash,” BMW said in the notice.
This is not BMW’s first recall. The company in recent years has grappled with some safety issues related to its line of electric cars. BMW in 2017 recalled roughly 1 million vehicles it said were at risk of a potential engine fire. The following year, the company recalled charging cords for nearly its entire line of electric cars because of a defect BMW said could cause shocks or fires when juicing up.
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